This two-ingredient Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken is packed with flavor and has a 30 minute marinade that is great for those last minute BBQs!
Let’s talk about two ingredient marinades! I knew that would grab your attention. I love “quick and easy” just as much as you, and I love sharing when I have a winner!!!
Lemonade Concentrate – Talk about flavor in a can! Let the frozen concentrate come to room temperature and it serves as the base for the marinade. If you want to go crazy, you can mix it up and do a lemon and lime concentrate together for a real citrus punch of flavor. Our lime concentrated chicken is another one that you can adopt quickly!
Honey – The sweetness of the honey offsets the tart lemonade.
Chicken Breasts – Place the chicken breasts between two layers of saran and pound them to about ¼ – ½” thick. This not only tenderizes the breasts, but they will absorb the marinade better and it will grill faster.
Step One: Bring one can of frozen lemonade to come to room temperature or thaw in the fridge overnight.
Step Two: Put the honey and lemonade in a gallon Ziploc bag with your chicken and marinate it for 30-60 minutes. That’s all it takes!
🔥 Grilling Instructions
I prefer grilling on the Big Green Egg. The thick ceramic walls really make a difference and help the chicken remain juicy. A gas grill will work great too, especially if you flatten the chicken breasts.
Step One: Set up the grill with direct heat and dial in the temperature to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the heated grill. It will only take about seven minutes or so on each side. Make sure the internal temperature reaches the safe level of 165 degrees, though.
Step Three: Remove the chicken from the grill and garnish with some cut lemons and a nice drizzle of honey!
❗ Expert Tips
Don’t add the honey until the lemonade mix is at room temperature. If you add it when it is cold, it will harden into clumps and won’t add much flavor.
If your chicken breasts are huge, consider pounding them down a bit or you will get hard, dry chicken on the ends and raw chicken in the middle. Another option is to use smaller breasts or cut the breasts in half. Thighs can be used easily in this recipe in place of the breasts.
Allow the chicken to rest when you bring it off of the grill to allow the juices to stay in the meat rather than spilling out all over the place where you want the juice to stay in the chicken.
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Grilled Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe
- 4 Chicken Breast skinless/boneless
- 1 can Lemonade Concentrate brought to room temperature
- 2-4 tbsp Honey
Prepare the Chicken Breasts
- This is optional. Lay a chicken breast between two layers of saran and pound it flat using a butcher's mallet or a rolling pin. The flattening process will tenderize the chicken, allow it to absorb more of the marinade, and grill faster.
Prepare the Marinade
- Bring the can of frozen lemonade to room temperature
- Combine lemonade and honey together in a Ziploc bag and mix. Add chicken and marinade for 30-60 minutes.
Grill the Chicken
- Heat the grill to 350 degrees
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it on the grill. Allow it to cook for about seven minutes on each side. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
- Remove and serve